Skip to comments.Weiner Resigns in Chaotic Final Scene
Posted on 06/16/2011 8:49:39 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a once-promising politician whose Brooklyn roots and scrappy style made him a leading candidate to be the next mayor of New York, resigned his seat on Thursday, ending a three-week scandal over his lewd online behavior that startled his constituents and alienated many of his colleagues.
Mr. Weiner made the decision after long and emotional discussions with his political advisers and his wife, Huma Abedin, whom friends described as devastated by the behavior of her husband of 11 months, and worried about the couples financial future.
In a chaotic four-minute news conference at a senior center in his district, Mr. Weiner, 46, strained to be heard as a small group of hecklers hollered vulgar questions at him and called him a pervert while puzzled elderly constituents looked on.
I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused, Mr. Weiner said.
A seven-term Democrat, Mr. Weiner had hoped his declaration last weekend that he would seek mental health treatment and take a temporary leave from Congress would ease the pressure from Democratic leaders for him to step down. But their demands only grew louder as revelations about his conduct continued.
I am announcing my resignation from Congress, so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most important so that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused, Mr. Weiner said at the news conference.
Ms. Abedin was with Mr. Weiner at his Queens apartment as he prepared to make his statement, but did not appear at his side at the event.
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Hopefully, this is one weiner we won’t see again!!
What an idiot!!!
When I heard this presser on the radio today, I was gritting my teeth at the whole tenor of his announcement. He almost sounded triumphant against some evil force. Then the hecklers started. I laughed out loud so hard. This is how this sick pervert should be treated. Like the feeble loser he is.
I hope we find out the names of the men who heckled this POS so that they can receive my thanks for putting this presser back into perspective.
with heckling subtitles, even:
Some callers to local talk shows (Boston area), said they recognized the voices of the heckler/hecklers as being either an intern or interns from the Howard Stern show.
I know what you mean. Sounded like a campaign speech to me.
Benjy Bronk, writer for Howard Stern:
Give it about a month. weiner will be on either mslsd or cnn as a star.
birds of a feather.
Benji, Thank You. Your interruption was perfectly timed and well needed. The country thanks you.
Well, as ChiSox announcer Hawk Harrelson would say . . .
The rise and fall of A. Weiner.
Let's see. In eleven years he receives a pension of $54,000.00 a year, currently enjoys a terrific health plan to keep the weiner in shape, and still gets to use the Congessional gym. My, that really is something to worry about!
Weiner planned to make a comeback using that $5 Million campaign war chest he’s got, but Howard Stern, of all people, put a quick end to that.
And don’t forget the $4 million he has in his campaign fund that he gets to keep. Congress takes care of themselves. Both parties.
Financial Future????.....U mean the Weiner will have to get a real job????....JEEEEZ!
Congress should be paid the US median income...Not a penny more...and adjust it yearly...that way, when they kill the economy they cut their own wages..
Anyone find it odd she didn’t take his last name when they got married?
Then again, that would of made her Huma Weiner. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue....
That’s why Ima Rosenfelt declined his proposal.
These confused fossils are the prototypical Democrat voters who are just senile enough to fall for the Democrats' scare mongering campaigns.
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